Watson re­turns to Bri­tish RX with Citroen

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For­mer Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross event-win­ner ‘Mad Mark’ Watson says he will fo­cus on a full Bri­tish RX Su­per­car cam­paign in 2018, driv­ing his ex-laurent Ter­roitin Citroen Xsara for an 11th con­sec­u­tive sea­son.

Last year, Watson com­peted in a dual cam­paign in the Bri­tish RX and BTRDA series.

“I will be con­cen­trat­ing solely on Bri­tish RX this year,” he said. “Do­ing two cham­pi­onships along with all the shows and pro­mo­tional events we do was just too much last year. We found Bri­tish RX to be the most com­pet­i­tive and sat­is­fy­ing to com­pete in and we will once again try to put the Xsara on the top step of the podium. The cou­ple of nig­gles we had in 2017, with the clutch and steer­ing rack, have been dealt with; they have been to­tally re­placed with new sys­tems,” he con­tin­ued.

Jonny Mil­ner’s Mer­lin In­ter­na­tional firm will con­tinue to build the en­gine in Watson’s Xsara, which also fea­tures de­vel­op­ments to the in­jec­tion sys­tem, turbo, in­ter­cooler, sus­pen­sion and driv­e­train. Watson’s 2018 liv­ery will be launched in Coven­try soon as part of an event for spon­sor, Men­da­hose Hy­draulics, be­fore he tests the car in France at Es­say.

‘ Mad Mark’ Watson is back

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